My twitter pal, Dan Thomas posted this picture the other day on twitter.
In case you’re looking at this from a small screen, it says ‘Approx 1 million tonnes of textiles are thrown away each year in the UK. Only a 1/4 of this is recycled’.
Then I read another tweet that ‘25% of books are never sold and 60% of magazines are never read’. And that means a lot of books and magazines are pulped.
Next I stumbled across Monty Munford’s recent article for The Telegraph on the rubbish that India has to deal with.
So you might assume that maybe going digital is a good thing as it means less waste…. And then I saw this tweet from James Cridland:
"Spotify uses the same amount of bandwidth as all of Sweden has combined; and that's to cover only 7 million people." #radiodays
Hmm. Something to think about. Well, it made me stop and think at least. Maybe you too.